Perry Township Superintendent
In the final analysis of our careers, we all want to be valued and appreciated for our contributions to the success of an organization. Perry Township Schools is filled with people who care deeply about the children placed under the district’s care. The 1,900-plus staff members play a vital role in serving the needs of our 15,000 children.
Several years ago the Superintendent’s High Flier Award of Excellence was started to honor a staff member whose behavior has exemplified the core values of our school district (integrity, respect, collegiality, empathy, courage, loyalty and commitment to learning) in an extraordinary way. We lead this district with a servant’s heart and stand ready to serve the needs of our community.
The three criteria utilized for the nominee selection process are:
• A staff member who exhibits outstanding leadership skills and who uses his/her ability to benefit others
• A staff member who has shown extraordinary effort to foster a positive quality of life within the school community
• A staff member who has contributed in an outstanding manner to the community beyond the school environment
Recently, two gentlemen exhibited extraordinary traits that did not go unnoticed. The district is pleased to congratulate our newest recipients of the award: John Bryant, bus mechanic, and Pete Hubert, Southport High School’s athletic director. These gentlemen went above and beyond in their service to the district and were recognized at the April school board meeting.
Mr. Bryant was commended by Dr. Gary Parsley, superintendent of the Vincennes Community School Corp. Dr. Parsley took the time to write a letter expressing his appreciation. In March after a weekend basketball game at Southport, one of Vincennes’ buses didn’t start. Mr. Bryant drove over to work on the bus and got it started after working on it for an extensive period of time.
The superintendent described him as being gracious. The district was also appreciative for the cost savings of having to tow their bus to Vincennes.
Dr. Jim Snapp, superintendent of Brownsburg Schools, penned a letter praising his experience working with Mr. Hubert during the regional championship involving the Brownsburg’s boys basketball team at Southport. Dr. Snapp wrote that their experience was nothing but first-class.
I took the liberty to contact both superintendents to thank them for their kind words. Each man commented that indeed, it was the employee that made the difference. However, there seemed to be a culture of expectation that everyone in attendance was there to make sure the events went well.
Perry Township Schools – filled with Perry Pride.